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WBC Intern Joins Team at Providence City Archives

Successful Collaboration With West Bay Collaborative Continues    The West Bay Collaborative, a local service provider offering alternative learning programs to special needs students, has provided the Providence City Archives with another talented intern.    Eighteen-year old East Greenwich native, Tessa Egan, began working here two weeks ago and is applying her skills and her strong interest in history in helping the archives organize its large collection of Board of Aldermen papers....Read more...

April 7, 2015 - 9:13am

New Incentives at ALP

     The focus at West Bay Collaborative's Draper ALP goes beyond individualized instruction on a daily class-by-class basis;  there is also a school-wide community effort to implement PBIS. A Student PBIS Committee has been meeting regularly to brainstorm ways to inspire and encourage peers and staff alike to build a more positive and supportive community. Lately, efforts have included creative rewards systems where students earn special privileges by demonstrating acts of respect, responsibility, and readiness in the school and in classes.      In the same vein, students are engaged in a metacognition curriculum in their advisories where they are challenged to reflect and think about their goals (academic and personal), learning styles, successes and failures to become better prepared students and community members. This includes weekly reflections where students can examine their personal and academic progress. Most recently the school's climate has been shaped by the formation of an honors group where students are challenged and pushed to their respective limits academically and personally to succeed. The group has agreed to maintain high grades in all classes and a steady attendance rate to take part in this group and earn the privileges that come with it. This is inspiring other students to improve and focus their efforts to earn their way into this group; weekly reflection on academic progress provides students with a tangible connection between their successes and goals.

April 7, 2015 - 9:21am

Open House - RI Transition Academy at CCRI

   West Bay Collaborative's Rhode Island Transition Academy will be holding another Open House on Thursday, May 14th at the Community College of Rhode Island.  We invite prospective students, families, and schools to drop by between 4:00 and 7:00 PM to take a virtual tour of a year at the Academy; meet with students and staff; learn about instruction, curriculum, and work internship sites; and, tour the campus with our students.Drop by and visit in Room 1134 directly behind the cafeteria on Level One.For more information, please view our flyer.

April 16, 2015 - 11:15am